Scaling Your Supply Chain
Ramping up for production offers a whole new set of challenges. Led by Reggie Greenwood and Tricia Kerns of Governors State University, this two-part constructive conversation will teach you how to approach and manage your production to scale (local or foreign), production costs and what to look for when working with supplier/manufacturer at larger volumes. The conversation will then shift towards quality control processes, standards and how to anticipate failure points.
Mentor Mixer Happy Hour
Join us for snacks, drinks, conversation, and fun in a event dedicated to our incredible mentors, to whom we want to share our appreciation! Members of the mHUB community will have a chance to mix and mingle with subject matter experts and industry leaders and one another indoors.
Q&A: Fundraising for Growth
Welcome to the final course we offer on financing. This Q&A session will focus on fundraising past seed investment and help you to understand the difference between angel investment, SAFEs, VC equity rounds and more. Learn how to approach financing vehicles that can help you grow as you gain both market share and revenue.
Managing International Distributors
In the second of this two-part International Distributor series, you will learn the ins-and-outs of global chain management from the distribution end of the cycle. Now that you've chosen who your distributors are: How do you manage currencies and time zones? How to decide between online and local retailers? The WBDC's Director of International Trade Bill McNamara will instruct.
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Corporate Finance Structure: Debt Financing
Join this discussion about what it means to borrow money from a bank in order to start, grow or expand your business in this class led by Javier Placencia of Wintrust. Learn what it takes to prepare a loan package, how your request will be evaluated by a commercial lender, and what is expected from your business and you as an owner in terms of repayment. How will your credit history play into the equation? What about a personal guarantee? Learn also how COVID-19 impacts all of this.